David’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. David clients include owners, developers, borrowers, lenders and businesses in a variety of transactions, including the purchase of real estate for development; purchase and sale of stabilized apartment buildings, retail buildings and hotels; construction and permanent financing; joint ventures for co-branding retail products; purchase and sale of businesses across industries; and general business transactions including supply agreements, license agreements, lease agreements and other commercial agreements.


  • DePaul University College of Law

    Editor-in-Chief, DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

  • Bates College

    B.S., Physics and Religion, Minor in Computer Science


  • State - Illinois

Notable Matters

Representative Commercial Real Estate Transactions:

  • Acquisition of real estate for high-rise development nationwide
  • Acquisition of value-add and operating multi-unit residential apartment buildings nationwide
  • Acquisition, redevelopment, and sale of high-rent district retail real estate
  • Sale of an apartment complex in a high-rise building which included a separate hotel
  • Acquisition of an internationally recognized branded hotel in a shopping center complex in the greater Chicagoland area including negotiating a reciprocal easement agreement between the hotel and shopping center
  • Negotiation of the ground lease, acquisition of neighboring property, and negotiation of easements with neighboring properties in connection with the assemblage and development of a high-rise apartment building in North Central US
  • Acquisition of over 480 acres of land in Colorado for the development of a subdivision

Representative Corporate Transactions:

  • Formation of new businesses and subsidiaries
  • Negotiation of operating agreements, joint venture agreements, and investor subscription agreements
  • Material and product supplier agreements
  • Trademark licensing agreements including industrial products, commercial software, and video game development
  • Ongoing day-to-day legal counsel to businesses in industries such as real estate, software, manufacturing, fuel additives, and music and entertainment

Representative Financing Transactions:

  • Negotiation of permanent and construction financing for real estate projects
  • Refinancing and conversion of construction loans to permanent loans for subsidiary holding entities in multiple states for a large private real estate investment company
  • Negotiation of term and revolving facilities for business operations
  • Negotiation of acquisition financing including the addition of a new lending facility and refinance of existing facilities in connection with a biomedical device manufacturer’s acquisition of a UK subsidiary
  • Negotiation of note purchase agreements

Representative M&A Transactions:

  • Acquisition of a catering business by a nationally known food industry professional
  • Sale of a video game development business
  • Mergers, strategic acquisitions, and sales including commercial software providers, entertainment software developers and producers, food service companies, and manufacturing companies